Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Yup'ik Way of Life: An Alaskan People in Transition (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
This student-curated exhibit features photographs of Alaska’s Yup’ik people, their environment, and resources by Greensboro native John Rucker. Taken between 1979 and 1987, the photographs document a lifestyle that has largely disappeared with the arrival of modern influences such as telephones, fast food, and television in the intervening years. The images are integrated with objects made by Yup’ik artisans and collected by early Moravian missionaries with connections to Winston-Salem. The objects provide a link to the past and further document the cultural transitions of the Yup’ik since European contact. Admission is free.
Angel Bear Yoga- Bugs! (Childrens Event)
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Join Angel Bear as we explore the amazing world of bugs. We will read the book The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and learn the important character trait of perseverance - never giving up! A special animal friend will make a surprise appearance as well!
Introduction to Mahjong and the “Babcock Rules” (Museums)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Reynolda House
Date: Tue, August 12, 2014Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pmCOST: Members/students $80, non-members $100. Registration required by calling 336.758.5900.Join us as we revive this key social pastime of the 1920s with a unique connection to Reynolda. Mary Reynolds Babcock’s husband, Charles H. Babcock, was Vice President of the International Mah-Jongg Corporation. Joseph Park Babcock, his brother and President of the company, wrote the influential Rules of Mah-Jongg (1920). The “Babcock Rules,” also known as the “red book,”was the earliest version of mahjong to be introduced to America and taught several generations to play the game. Explore this history as it relates to Reynolda, and learn enough of the basics to know “pung” from “kong” and “prevailing wind” from “dead wall.” Instructor Phil Archer is Director of Public Programs.August 12, 19, and 26, Tuesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
26th Annual Hospice of the Piedmont Taste of the Town (Fundraiser)
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Oak Hollow Mall
Join Hospice of the Piedmont at one of the Triad’s most popular summer events, Hospice of the Piedmont Taste of the Town. On August 19, area restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors will be under one roof at Oak Hollow Mall to share their best “tastes” with you. Bring the entire family and enjoy the food, music and silent auction as you support Hospice of the Piedmont. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Piedmont – a non-profit agency that provides medical, emotional, and spiritual care for terminally-ill patients and their families in four counties – Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth.Cost: Entry tickets $10 each & includes 3 food taste tickets (children under 6 admitted free); Additional food taste tickets $1 each. Tickets will be available for advance purchase in mid-July at High Point Bank branches and online at www.hospiceofthepiedmont.org. For more information, call 336-889-8446.
Open Mike (Literature)
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Community Arts Cafe
Free open reading event sponsored by Winston-Salem writers. 5 minute limit. 3rd Tuesday, Community Arts Cafe